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March 27, 2013
The European Commission has launched an in-depth investigation into the planned acquisition by Nynas (Stockholm) of refinery assets at Harburg from Shell Deutschland Oil. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/EU-launches-in-depth-probe-into-acquisition-of-Shell-base-oils-plant-in-Germany_50763.html
March 19, 2013
Lubrizol says that its CPI Engineering Services subsidiary, a maker of synthetic lubricants for the compressor original equipment manufacturer (OEM) market, will partner with Oxea to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Lubrizol-and-Oxea-to-produce-refrigeration-lubricants-in-China_50496.html
March 18, 2013
Italmatch Chemicals (Genoa, Italy), a producer of phosphorus derivatives and specialty additives for plastics, lubricants, and water management, has acquired the Dequest phosphonates...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Italmatch-buys-Thermphoss-Dequest-and-phosphorus-chlorides-businesses_50577.html
March 12, 2013
Brenntag has agreed to acquire Lubrication Services (Oklahoma City) for $42 million. The company serves the oil and gas sector through a network of facilities in six states that cover...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Brenntag-acquires-US-lubricants-distributor_50449.html
February 26, 2013
Croda reports an increase of 5.1% in operating profit during the fourth quarter of 2012, to £61.9 million ($81.75 million). Sales rose by 2.2%, to £240.1 million, over the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Crodas-fourth-quarter-profit-rises-to-5-1-percent-despite-European-economic-backdrop_50071.html
February 7, 2013
Algal oils firm Solazyme (San Francisco) and Mitsui & Co. today announced a $20-million, multi-year partnership aimed at developing triglyceride oils for use in the oleochemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Solazyme-and-Mitsui-ink-tailored-oils-development-deal_49636.html
January 22, 2013
Blumenthal Holdings (Charlotte, NC) says it has acquired a majority stake in Terresolve Technologies (Mentor, OH), a leading manufacturer of biobased hydraulic and functional fluids...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Blumenthal-Holdings-acquires-majority-stake-in-Terresolve-Technologies_49193.html
January 14, 2013
O’Rourke Petroleum (Houston), a distributor of lubricants, fuels, and environmental services, announced that it is acquiring Penco Oil (Tyler, TX), a family-owned distributor of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/ORourke-acquires-Texas-based-Shell-lubricant-distributor_48953.html
November 8, 2012
MWV Specialty Chemicals, the pine chemicals unit of MeadWestvaco,  has agreed to acquire full ownership of Brazilian oleochemicals JV Resitec from partner AECI....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/MeadWestvaco-to-buy-full-ownership-of-Resitec_47540.html
November 7, 2012
Gulf Oil Corporation (Hyderabad, India) has agreed to buy specialty chemical manufacturer Houghton International (Valley Forge, PA) from private equity firm AEA Investors (New York)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Indias-Gulf-Oil-to-buy-Houghton-International-for-$1-05-billion_47505.html
November 1, 2012
Innospec recorded adjusted earnings of 65 cts/share during the third-quarter, down 30% from the year-ago period. Unadjusted net income totaled $15.5 million for the quarter. The third...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Innospec-adjusted-income-declines_47396.html
October 17, 2012
Ecolab has agreed to sell its vehicle care division to Zep (Atlanta), a maker of cleaning and sanitizing products, for $120 million. The business, which makes cleaning and maintenance...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Ecolab-selling-vehicle-care-business-for-$120-million_47030.html
September 27, 2012
ExxonMobil Chemical says it will invest $215 million to increase capacity for synthetic lubricant base stocks and lubricants blending and packaging operations at its Baton Rogue...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/ExxonMobil-Chemical-Plans-to-Expand-Lubricants-Production-in-Louisiana_46569.html
July 13, 2012
Elevance Renewable Sciences (Woodbridge, IL) and hte AG (Heidelberg, Germany) say they will collaborate to develop biobased lubricant base oils and polymers using hte's high-throughput...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Elevance-and-hte-Sign-Research-Collaboration_44877.html
June 7, 2012
Calumet Specialty Products (Indianapolis) has acquired lubricants maker Royal Purple (Porter, TX) for $335 million, the company says. Royal Purple makes lubricants aimed at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Calumet-Specialty-Products-Acquires-Lubricants-Firm-For-$335-Million_44031.html
May 15, 2012
Rockwood Lithium, a division of Rockwood Holdings (Princeton, NJ), is increasing prices of its lithium salts to $1,000/m.t., effective July 1. The increase will help fund investment...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Rockwood-Increases-Lithium-Salt-Prices_43438.html
February 15, 2012
Infineum (Abingdon, U.K.) says it will build a new salicylate manufacturing facility at its site in Jurong Island, Singapore. The investment amount was not disclosed, but it is the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Infineum-Builds-Salicylate-Facility-in-Singapore_41366.html
December 23, 2011
The light vehicle industry is a customer of growing importance for the chemical industry in North America, according to ACC's latest Chemistry and Light Vehicles report, released this...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Relationship-Between-Light-Vehicles-and-the-Chemical-Industry-Grows-Stronger_39967.html
December 19, 2011
Afton Chemical (Richmond, VA), part of NewMarket Corp. (Richmond), says it has opened a new research and development (R&D) laboratory at Suzhou, China. The new fuel and lubricant...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Afton-Opens-Research-Laboratory-in-China_39894.html
December 1, 2011
Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) says it has completed the acquisition of a polyalphaolefin (PAO) plant at Beringen, Belgium from Neste Oil. “The addition of this plant to our...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/CPChem-Completes-Acquisition-of-Belgian-PAO-Plant_39438.html
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